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Saturdays in Saxapahaw


May 7 - Haw River Festival with Saludos Compay, Honey Magpie and Jasmé Kelly - 4 to 8pm

May 14 - Big Fat Gap

May 21 - Molly Sarlé

May 28 - David Wimbish & Graham Dickey of The Collection

June 4 - Jennifer Curtis & Diali Cissokho

June 11 - John Howie Jr & the Rosewood Bluff

June 18 - Country Soul Songbook

June 25 - Dissimilar South

July 2 - XOXOK

July 9 - Will Easter & the Nomads

July 16 - Django Haskins

July 23 - Bella Nonna

July 30 - Colin Cutler

August 6 - Josh Moore

August 13 - Tan & Sober Gentlemen

August 20 - Streak of Tigers

August 27 - Caique Vidal & Batuque


...what is Saturdays in Saxapahaw?



Farmer’s Market: 5 - 8 p.m.

Music: 6 - 8 p.m. 


Sorry No Dogs ~ No Smoking ~ No Vaping

The weekly festivities include performances by local bands and a thriving Farmer’s Market with fresh local produce, eggs, baked goods, flowers, honey, locally produced microbrews, handmade arts and crafts, food trucks, ice cream and more! Festivities take place every Saturday with the market opening at 5pm and music going from 6 to 8pm. Admission is free though donations are appreciated, organizers will have our famous “Swan Buckets” on stage each week and Swan Venmo information posted for the bands! Please give what you can to these wonderful musicians!



No Smoking

No Dogs or other animals allowed (sorry!)

ADA recognized Service Animals are allowed but only those trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability

No Guns allowed on the property (which is private)

No Soliciting

BE KIND and UNDERSTANDING to others! This is a free, fun, volunteer run community event. We do it because we love it - let’s all take care of each other and be safe - it’s been a tough year for everyone.


2 members of the police department will be helping with traffic and and two EMS members of the Eli Whitney Fire Department will be onsite as well each week.


Parking: (Scroll Up for Map):

The main parking meadow of the past is now becoming the new Hawbridge Upper School and is a construction zone. NEXT summer it will be a wonderful place to park, but for now, the main recommended parking spots are as follows (see map)

There are new designated parking areas on Pine and Hilltop near and just past the Water Tower. 

There is a parking area to the right of Paperhand Puppet and Haw River Canoe/Kayak.

There is a large parking area on Saxapahaw Island (closes at 9pm).

There is a large parking lot at the Saxapahaw United Methodist Church across the bridge. 

PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE ROAD or in people’s yards or driveways or blocking residential gates. We love our community and we ask that you respect that people live and work here and need to be able to feel that their homes and property are not affected by people coming in for the event. Cars parked in any of these spaces or over the white line on the road will be towed. We have been warned. Now you have as well.

Rainy Days:

If it is storming or raining, and if is not an event happening at Haw River Ballroom, we will move the show inside. However, if an event is happening inside Haw River Ballroom, we will have to cancel the event. We will make the call by 4:00 Saturdays and announce on all our social media accounts should we have to cancel the event.


There is very limited parking for vehicles with a handicap permit right next to the site (there will be a policeman right there with a police car and they can help). There are no chairs or seating provided but you are welcome to bring your own and/or we have a section for wheelchairs next to the stage on the flat tarmac.

Thanks to Saxapahaw Rivermill and Jordan Properties for supporting Saturdays in Saxapahaw and making the space available. Thanks to the Saxapahaw General Store, Haw River Farmhouse Ales, and to Malik Walker and Anna Elder for helping to organize this event and the market, and thanks to the Haw River Ballroom for hosting, planning, and underwriting the event.

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